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  • Colombia's FARC rebels to free kidnapped soldier in peace gesture

    Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels will soon free a soldier captured last week during an ambush of a military patrol in which they killed five of his colleagues, according to an online statement Thursday.
  • Questions swirl around death of Florida native in the Galapagos

    QUITO, Ecuador Valerie de la Valdene seemed driven to find and defy danger. As an underwater videographer and world traveler, she stuck her hand in sharks' mouths, ran with the bulls in Spain and was the first to rush toward predatory wildlife during...

    Cuba inches toward transparency, seeking investment and credit

    Cuba released more information on its fragile external finances this week than it has in over a decade, as it seeks foreign investment and credit following its sudden improvement in relations with the United States. The government revealed a healthy...

    Brazil central bank signals another steep interest rate hike

    Brazil's central bank sees inflation remaining above the 4.5 percent center of its official target for the next two years, hinting it could keep the aggressive pace of interest rate hikes to ease price increases in the future. In its quarterly inflation...

    Argentina loses U.S. appeal over creditors' subpoenas

    A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday rejected Argentina's bid to reverse a decision requiring the country and various banks to provide holdout creditors with information about the country's assets, including military equipment and diplomatic property. The 2nd...